Hostage drama in Tottenham Court Road
Tottenham Court Road has been evacuated and cordoned off as a man has allegedly taken four people in hostage.
The man, who threw furniture and heavy items out of the office’s window, is believed to be in possession of explosive material.
A negotiator and the anti-bomb unit are expected to reach the crime scene in the next few minutes.
The reason behind the dramatic gesture is believed to be the refusal of an HGV licence.
You can hear an emotional statement from one of the victims here